Traveling Lecturer Program

OSA Traveling LecturerOSA provides funding for Student Chapters and Local Sections to host a guest speaker of their choosing annually*. OSA will reimburse the lecturer up to $1,500 USD for airfare and hotel costs.

The timeline below provides a brief overview of the process to bring a traveling lecturer to your university or meeting. Full details can be found on our steps and timeline for hosting a traveling lecturer page.

Contact travelinglecturer@osa.org for assistance.

*Please note that a limited amount of funding is available for the Traveling Lecturer Program. Chapter and Section lectures are approved on a first-come, first-served basis.



90 Days

60 Days

  • Arrange for the lecture to be video recorded. Note: OSA will loan recording equipment if needed.
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30 Days

  • Confirm final travel and presentation details with the lecturer.
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Lecture Day

  • Enjoy the lecture!

After the Lecture